Build Overview | Yext Hitchhikers Platform

What You’ll Learn

In this section, you will learn:

  • What Pages is
  • How the pieces of the development process fit together


Pages is a powerful platform for developing performant and SEO-optimized websites that leverage Yext Content.

This track will teach you how to create a site with Pages using a starter repo. By the end of this track, you will build and deploy your own site (Turtlehead Tacos) for a fictional restaurant with locations in New York, NY.

The power of Pages is simple: as a developer, you can use the most up-to-date web dev technologies, while content managers can update data seamlessly through an intuitive UI.

You do not have to use React to build your site. If you don’t want to use React at all, check out this reference on Pure JavaScript Rendering .

Developing with Pages

Before diving in, here is a high-level overview of the development process and Pages architecture.

Yext Pages is built on Yext Content , which is a database that lets you store structured information about your business.

sites architecture diagram

Pages then integrates this data with your frontend code and transforms Content into web pages using a  Jamstack  architecture. Your site is then generated by Yext through an automatic integration with Github, and served via global CDN .

Background & Additional Resources

Pages leverages many new and exciting ideas, so if you’re interested in learning more on the following topics, check out the following:

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